08/15/2012 11:09 am ET Updated Oct 15, 2012

TrapWire: The Less-Than-Advertised System To Spy On Americans

When WikiLeaks began releasing internal e-mails from the powerful "global intelligence" firm Stratfor, it created a web-wide burst of conspiracies, warnings, and activism about TrapWire, a privately run surveillance system that at first glance seems pretty science fiction-y. So don your tinfoil hat and learn all about TrapWire, Stratfor, and what you should really be worrying about.

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